From time to time, we like to pass along some of the useful tools and sites that we chance on in our travels. Some are productivity savers and others are just plain useful!
Meeting ticker – log the number of attendees, enter the average hourly rate, and start your engines. You’ll be surprised to learn how much meetings cost!
Legistalker – Wanting to follow your congressperson during key issues? Try Legistalker, a site that makes it easy to stay on top of what your elected officials say and how they vote. The database is updated every 20 seconds, and relies on data from Twitter, YouTube, Capitol Words, literally hundreds of different news sources, and others.
GizaPage – too many social networks to manage? GizaPage a social network organizer that allows you to access all your networks from your own personalized URL. This is just one tool to help you manage your social networking applications – also see Manage Your Social Networks
Tinychat – This service allows you to create an instant web-based chat room or video conference with up to twelve people in a room. It is protected by passwords and moderators, you can share your desktop with them, and your conferences can be recorded and embedded on your website.
280 Slides – create and share presentations online. No software to download with this free app – try it out!
DropSend – do you ever have attachments that are too large to send in an e-mail or too large for your recipient to access in their e-mail? Try DropSend which allows you to send large files of up to 2 gigabytes. You can send up to 5 emails a month free.
Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need – a guide to some specialty search engines
Wordnik – This site bills itself as “An ongoing project devoted to discovering all the words and everything about them.” If you are a logophile, you are sure to like this site. And may we also remind you of OneLook, a handy resource that sources and presents results for multiple dictionaries.
ParkWhiz – find and reserve parking before you get there. Enter a date, time & address and get nearby parking garages, rate comparisons, and distance from your destination.
Down for everyone of just me? – enter the address of a website to see if the site is having a widespread problem or if the problem with the page is on your end. It’s surprisingly useful!


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